Essential California: Where in the world is Mayor Garcetti?

Los Angeles Times

It is Saturday, Sept. 30. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: Where in the world is Mayor Garcetti? One day after securing the 2028 Olympics for Los Angeles in Peru this month, Mayor Eric Garcetti greeted reporters on a noisy tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. It was an appropriate setting for Garcetti, whose travels have taken him to Atlanta, Phoenix, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Berlin, among other places, in the last year. As Garcetti flirts with the idea of running for president, he is also testing the public's willingness to tolerate his absences.


Cargo plane crashes in fiery wreck near Ohio Turnpike, killing only two aboard

The Japan Times

TOLEDO, OHIO – A cargo plane crashed into a truck repair lot just short of the runway at an Ohio airport, killing both people aboard the aircraft Wednesday and narrowly missing a major highway, authorities said. The fiery wreck burned about a half-dozen unoccupied semitrailers, but no one on the ground was injured in the early morning crash east of Toledo Express Airport. The Convair CV-440 was carrying auto parts when it went down on a lot filled with truck cabs and trailers, near a U.S. Army Reserve Center and alongside the Ohio Turnpike, a busy toll road that connects the East Coast with Chicago. Amid the smoldering wreckage and mangled trucks, a large piece of the twin-engine plane was visible from the highway. By midmorning, no flames were visible as firefighters occasionally sprayed water on the site, which is not near any homes.


Economists: Michigan Economy Could Absorb NAFTA Changes

U.S. News

The economists say the effects would depend on whether Mexico and the U.S. place additional tariffs on each other's exports. They say Michigan could gain 6,400 jobs by 2020 due to more light truck production if there are no new tariffs, but could lose 7,000 manufacturing jobs if there are retaliatory tariffs.


Nvidia CEO: Software Is Eating the World, but AI Is Going to Eat Software

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Tech companies and investors have recently been piling money into artificial intelligence--and plenty has been trickling down to chip maker Nvidia. The company's revenues have climbed as it has started making hardware customized for machine-learning algorithms and use cases such as autonomous cars. At the company's annual developer conference in San Jose, California, this week, the company's CEO Jensen Huang spoke to MIT Technology Review about how the machine-learning revolution is just starting. Nvidia has benefitted from a rapid explosion of investment in machine learning from tech companies. Can this rapid growth in the use cases for machine learning continue?


Nvidia CEO: "Software is eating the world, but AI is going to eat software"

#artificialintelligence

Tech companies and investors have recently been piling money into artificial intelligence--and plenty has been trickling down to chip maker Nvidia. The company's revenues have climbed as it has started making hardware customized for machine-learning algorithms and use cases such as autonomous cars. At the company's annual developer conference in San Jose, California, this week, the company's CEO Jensen Huang spoke to MIT Technology Review about how the machine-learning revolution is just starting. Nvidia has benefitted from a rapid explosion of investment in machine learning from tech companies. Can this rapid growth in the use cases for machine learning continue?